Oilfield Cafe: Hot Oil Man Approved Salsa

I love salsa. I love Love LOVE it. I think I could live off chips and salsa. Since we live in Alaska and there are no good, authentic Mexican restaurants up here, making a tasty salsa is up to me. I have made many salsas in the past. I usually just throw things is – […]

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her House

In my time working at -and later managing- my father’s company, I learned a few things about plumbing.  I still hold a Plumbing Contractor’s License which is really the only credential I can flash at you…. and about the only thing you’d ever WANT to see me flash, but I digress. I worked in the […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

As an adult there are many decisions in life.  Too many.  How do you know what’s right? As a kid everything is so black and white, but as an adult decision making can be SO HARD. Sometimes there is no “right” – or there’s more than one right and you have to try and decide […]

Summer To-Do List

Summer is almost here. Which means long, lazy days of…..rushing around from activity to activity. Trying to cram in swimming lessons, vacation, summer sports, library reading program….etc. That can sure suck the fun right out of summer break. When did summer become so scheduled?  I recently read an article about having an “Unscheduled Summer”.  There […]

I think I’m losing my mind

I don’t know which straw actually broke the camel’s back, but it’s finally happened. I have lost my mind. It’s gone. I don’t know if it’s from the pressures of being an Oilfield wife, or a home-school mom, or just being in my mid-thirties that caused it. I’ve passed forgetful, I’m beyond scatterbrained, I’ve reached […]

When My Oil Man is Away

The oilfield life is a unique way of life. We sacrifice family time – to get more family time. Our men work away from home for weeks or months at a time, so that they can have weeks and months at home. The way of life that we have chosen comes with its own particular […]

What I Hate About Being an Oilfield Wife

Being an Oilfield Wife is a Love/Hate relationship. There’s certain aspects that I love, and there’s also parts I hate. There’s also things I love to hate, and things I hate to love……or something like that. Anyway, here’s a list of a few of the things I HATE about being an Oilfield Wife: 1. Pity […]

Sleepless Nights

One of the very worst things about being an oilfield wife are the sleepless nights. Of course we all sleep better with our men by our sides, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about.  I do miss my husband while he’s gone, but I’m not referring sleeplessness due to missing his companionship. I have […]

To Move or Not to Move

My friend’s husband was murdered on Tuesday. He was shot in the back by a fellow police officer during an argument and we still don’t know what the argument was about.  He left behind his wife, three children under 11, and one on the way. This happened about four days into my husband’s R&R after […]

Have Some Respect

I might make some enemies by talking about this – and I don’t care. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, including me…I’m tired of seeing people out in public in their pajamas! Or their dirty sweats. “Casual” has been taken to a whole new level, a level of inappropriate. I don’t believe that women […]